Let your love shine

Let your love shine, always, in everything you do!!

We are doing our best to teach our kids this, and as we head back into the school year this is even more important!! We are, of course, anti-bully- having been the kids that went through that in school, even into some high school. We believe that everyone is unique, and just because they are interested or like something that someone else doesn’t, that doesn’t make them non-friend worthy! We can learn so much from each other.

Our kids have done a phenomenal job at making others feel comfortable and being their friend even when others see things differently.  I pray that they continue to show this love to everyone, giving them the chance they deserve even as adults.

Now that our oldest two (13 and 11) are going to be in high school soon, we didn’t expect to have another to experience these things, lol! I think she will be just fine as well <3.

This shirt was absolutely perfect and we found it at Target on clearance a few months ago, in March I believe.

We usually buy a size up for Bentlie so she can get some extra wear time because she grows so fast. Now that the other two are slowing down, its becoming easier with their sizes.

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Bentlie sitting in her great grandmothers chair in the formal living room. So sweet! She even let me paint her nails. Now, she gets upset if I don’t paint them when she hands me he nail polish, haha. Girly girl!

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These gold bows just MAKE the outfit!

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This shows how the skirt was NWT! There were two available at 18 mo but unfortunately, I only needed one, lol.

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Those eyes though!!! This photo was taken for our OOTD (outfit of the day) we did a few months back around her birthday month :). The leggings have little gold flowers so it went great together!

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This was when she first got this outfit. The hearts on the leggings are half black and half gold :). Funny story about these leggings coming in another blog! Stay tuned.

About the outfit:

T-shirt: Cat & Jack: Target clearance- $3.49

Bow skirt: No brand (has snowflake/star symbol- Regular price $4.97 at Walmart online): Goodwill NWT- .99 cents

Bow headband (in first photo): BowPosh by Laura C Cole & Co. (made by me, can be found in our shops at http://www.lauraccoleco.esty.com).

 

 

About the other pieces:

Black leggings: Forgot brand: Goodwill- $1.99

Heart leggings: Cat & Jack: Target sale- Buy one get one half off (regular price $6.00).

Bow headband (in next to last photo): BowPosh by Laura C Cole & Co. (made by me, can be found in our shops at http://www.lauraccoleco.etsy.com).

Funny story about the heart pants coming soon!!!

 

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Love my family. Love my life. 

Love, The Family Coleition 

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Be sure to look back at our other cuties.

 

 

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Terrific Tuesday Fashion

My daughter titled this blog so here we go with some terrific Tuesday fashion!!

Today was a crazy, crazy day. Since J, my husband works such long hours and gets home at 2 or 3am, he is obviously exhausted so when the kids have to wake up at 5 or 5:30am to shower and get ready for the bus ride to school (which is almost 2 hours) sometimes they don’t make it (well, rarely, but they are late sometimes) . This morning I received a text saying they missed the bus. This usually means that I race home safely (me being in an extreme hurry while obeying speed limits which is the most frustrating thing to do) so that I can find everyone still sleeping, lol. I then get the kids ready and we are even later getting to school, but at least we make it! So today, we ended up not being able to take the kids and they were excused because it was a movie day anyway having had Benchmark testing all week last week and a couple of days off.

Anyway, today was such a lazy day. I threw on a pair of maternity pants that I found in the unfolded laundry (after running them through the hot dryer to iron them), and realized I hadn’t even worn them yet! Now they are my favorite pair (even though I still HATE the full panel belly). I didn’t even do my hair or makeup, and we all scurried out of the house to do some shipping and get lunch before J had to go into work.

I enjoyed this outfit as it was light and comfortable, but still had a bit of a dressy look to it even with jeans! It has been super cold in the mornings here (SWFL), but today it was rather warm, and just refreshing!!!!

ENJOY! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom to see how I get these prices!!!

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Um, yes, I was photo bombed by a pooping Pomeranian!

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This top is a 100% polyester fabric blouse so it is a dressier type fabric. I could have dressed it up with a black skirt or black slacks, but none of what I have fits at the moment, haha. When it came in I wondered how it would fit since there is no stretch to it, but as a M, it worked out great!!! Certain brands run larger than others so this was a plus with it NOT being a maternity top.

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Top: New York & Co.- Schoola (9.21)- $0 (NWOT- not maternity)

Tank: Random brand- Marshalls- 3.99

Jeans: liz lange maternity ($5)- $0 Poshmark APP (This pair is a different pair from the previous blog)

Shoes: White House | Black Market- Goodwill- 4.99 (NWOT)

Don’t forget to visit one of my previous blogs titled “FREE CLOTHES” to find out how you can get your own free orders on gently used clothes and brand new clothes 😀.

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Another outfit under $15!! I have absolutely no shame, and especially since some of these pieces will only be worn during my pregnancy! I would hate to spend hundreds to not be able to wear them later or if I did look like I am obviously wearing old maternity clothes. I hope you take advantage of these savings like I have because it has saved our family thousands that we were able to put toward other things for a better future. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Love my family. Love my life.

Love, The Family Coleition

Feel free to post photos of your amazing finds!!!

Be sure to look back at our other cuties.

How to Dress for Pregnancy

I’m not saying I know everything there is to know about clothes or fashion because I don’t. Is it a dream of mine? Um, yuh, since I was in 1st grade, and won art contests and design contests throughout my school years.

Does it stink that I can’t fill my closet with the top designer names spending thousands and thousands…..and thousands for them? I guess I would have to say a little bit because it does sound magnificent, but it just isn’t practical right now. Maybe one day, but even then, after going through what my family has gone through, it is hard to imagine spending so much on one item even if I wouldn’t miss the money.

Then I wondered, if I do become the fashion designer that I’ve always dreamed of and have been told I would be, would I become one of those designers that for some reason charges over $1000 for a pair of shoes????

NOTE: On the app, Poshmark, you are able to find the TOP designer names at discounted prices because they are being sold by individuals cleaning out their personal closets from home!! Many items are gently used and many are new with tags including, Jimmy Choo, Prada to Abercrombie & Fitch just as an example of the variety. It is such a fun place to browse! Be SURE to check out the link below that explains these awesome places to go to.

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Beyonce spent a cool $400k on these diamond encrusted heels. Hmmm….

I don’t know at this point. It is business, but then again, here I am trying to show people that they can look good without spending that kind of money…or even $25 dollars kind of money, HAHA. So, gosh, It’s pretty complicated.

Anyway, today’s “On the Body” is an outfit worn out yesterday to get rid of kids clothes that are too small for my kids. I’ll say it has been freezing in Florida these past couple of weeks. 60 degrees is no joke and then 39 today. Mmmmm, no. Ridiculous, hence the jacket. Try to guess the price of the entire outfit while scrolling through the photos and tell me what you guessed in the comments :).

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I picked these jeans up in a “bundle” sale on Poshmark. Since I had credits and funds available from sales, I was able to checkout for no money out of pocket. I got two pairs for $10 plus discounted shipping, but spent $0.

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My daughter isn’t too shabby at photos, huh? Thanks, Alexis!! I will be posting one of her outfits soon so you will get more ideas for kids :).

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My husband took the dogs out while we were doing our little at home blog photos shoot, lol, so Saiban, our male Pomeranian decided to say hi. Then he took a long time to leave!!

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There is nothing wrong with using a Claire’s clutch for your ID, chapstick, cards, cash or other small items you may carry on a quick errand! And at this price, psh, no shame.

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These statement necklaces are similar to those more pricey ones found at Loft, J Crew, and other designer stores, but I bet you I didn’t pay near those prices.

I have to say, my hubby makes me feel so small and beautiful, especially during times I think I look like a cow!! Love him and his awesome dimples!

Okay! So, ready for the price tags?! I do think J (my husband) is silently impressed that I have been able to dress our entire family for such amazing prices ;).

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Jacket: Joujou- Goodwill- 2.99 (It was ticketed for a child size, but hey, score!)

Shoes: Mossimo- Goodwill- 4.99 (NWOT)

Top: gnw- Schoola (6.21)- $0 (NWOT- not maternity)

Tank: Kirkland- Goodwill- 1.99

Jeans: liz lange maternity ($8)- $0 Poshmark APP

Necklace: No brand- Walmart- 3.00 (clearance)

Clutch: No brand- Claire’s- $1.50 (outlet store clearance sale)

Don’t forget to visit my previous blog titled “FREE CLOTHES” to find out how you can get your own free orders on gently used clothes and brand new clothes 😀.

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That is quite a bit of pieces for one outfit under $20 bucks, or even $15 (I didn’t count the sunglasses which were from Goodwill (NWT) for 2.00!!!!!

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Love my family. Love my life.

Love, The Family Coleition

Feel free to post photos of your amazing finds!!!

Be sure to look back at our other cuties.